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Launch of the 5th annual Tech4Good Awards

March 5, 2015

Look at that delighted face!

More on these inspiring awards celebrating tech innovation that truly helps, after the jump…

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10 reasons I love Peru! Part 2

February 15, 2015
Machu Picchu

Sundrenched Machu Picchu

Part 1’s here

6) Machu Picchu

It’s what everyone asks about when you mention Peru. No, I didn’t trek there (so glad), yes it is incredible, but no the air isn’t too thin (Cusco is where you’ll have the trouble).

The Incan city of Machu Picchu is located 8000 feet above sea level, so just before you get into altitude sickness zone (that’s 9000 feet, aka Cusco). We were lucky to visit on a beautifully warm sunny day, as you can see above. It is oddly thrilling to think that the Spanish conquistadors had no idea that this place existed, even though it may only just have been abandoned around the time they arrived (1532).

The location, up in the mountains and the clouds, is breathtaking. Getting around the site itself is somewhat physically challenging, and some paths are very narrow and without guardrails. Still, it is an experience without parallel. We spent about 6 hours there, from 6am to midday, definitely aim for the early tickets!

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10 reasons I love Peru! Part 1

February 13, 2015
Fortune cookie from Madame Tusan, Lima

“Today you will spend tender hours with the one you love” – fortune cookie from Madame Tusan, Lima

Oh Peru, how do I love you, let me count the ways…

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Blogging about blogging: the blogpost

February 12, 2015

Blogging is life

There’s nothing quite like a workshop to get you inspired is there? I spent most of today talking about the art of blogging, thanks to Media Trust and Tempero. Did you know that 8/10 internet dwellers would read blog headlines, but only 2/10 will carry on to read the whole post? See you both after the jump then…!

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I gave a media workshop…

October 16, 2014

Here’s an overview…

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On the radiooooooooooo

August 7, 2014

I was on BBC Radio Shropshire, talking about my job at Media Trust, managing Community Newswire: https://audioboo.fm/boos/2371598-community-newswire-connecting-charities-and-the-media

Here’s the Lionel Messi cat video, for after: 

 

 

The Reunification Express to Hue…

February 4, 2014

Cabin Fever

… is not so quick. 14 hours from Hanoi to Hue, when the flight takes an hour. Still, why travel if you can’t bring back a tale or two? The creepy crawliest night’s sleep of my life…

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